Concerts With Commentary
"Hats off to Ruth Laredo. Here is a pianist who can not only play Chopin with brilliance, taste and feeling, but discuss the composer's life and work in an intelligent and engaging way...This was a marvelous evening."
Because of the tremendous success of the Metropolitan Museum programs, Ruth Laredo is now offering Concerts with Commentary in addition to her recital tours throughout North America.
16 consecutive sold-out seasons at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, distinguished pianist
Ruth Laredo has been presented in a unique series that has won her
exceptional acclaim for her masterful playing and lively commentary.
Her Programs have encompassed a broad range of composers, from Scriabin,
Ravel and Rachmaninoff to Clara and Robert Schumann, Brahms, Chopin,
Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky. Making use of biographical sketches,
musical examples and personal insights, she creates a living portrait of
the composer and his music.
These annual events have proven that New York audiences love the informality of Ruth Laredo's Concerts with Commentary...She speaks from the heart then she performs the music, creating a living portrait of the composer and his life and times.
The Russian Spirit
Friday, November 5, 2004 at
Friday, January 21,
2005 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday, May 6, 2005 at
For tickets call 212-570-3949 or visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Site.
Such Good Friends
Recorded on an authentic 1893 Bechstein Piano from the Metropolitan Museum's instrument collection, this recording highlights the personal relationships between Brahms, Mendelssohn, and the Schumanns.
LISTEN TO CLIPS FROM THE
Ruth's Video and CD
celebrating her concerts
In addition to her regular recital and symphony engagements, the Concerts with Commentary series is now being presented in many other cities around the U.S. in the form of single events or a 3-concert series. Contact Gurtman and Murtha Artist Management for more information.
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